Uneven lawns can be unsightly and difficult to maintain. The rough terrain in your yard can be caused by things like insufficient lawn care, pests (such as moles), digging pets, compression from heavy traffic, changes in water flow, or water ponding in certain areas. Leveling your yard not only improves its overall appearance but makes it safer and easier to mow.
Yards that don’t drain properly after rain present a variety of problems for you as a homeowner. Without good drainage, the soil erodes. This is to say it moves around to other parts of your yard, making the original problem of unevenness even worse. That, in turn, causes puddles and soggy areas of your lawn. Not only do these little ponds provide an ample source of mud to track into the house, but they also give mosquitoes a place to breed.
Easier Care and Mowing
Having a level lawn means it’s far easier and faster to mow every part of your yard. You won’t have to go back over the low spots with a weed eater. Grass actually grows better on even ground because the soil doesn’t erode after periods of rain — that means fewer bare or brown spots.
A level yard won’t have unsightly bumps and dips. You won’t get as many tire tracks from the mower grinding in and out of depressions when you mow. The lawn will have a more even and full appearance since the mower can reach all the grass at the same height and cut it evenly. And without puddles, there will be less mud after heavy rain (or no mud at all).
Safer for Everyone
Last but not least, a level lawn is safer for you, your family, and anyone who comes onto your property. Slopes and bumpy areas increase the risk of injury. Grass can even hide the smaller depressions, making it possible to twist an ankle. A level lawn is pleasant to walk across and safe for everyone.